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    Following is your personal copy of the Classic British Horoscope.

    At the height of the British Empire, certain men and women, who were educated

    and intelligent, began to redeem astrology from the disrepute of its superstitious

    past. In March 1880, Richard Garnett, a wide-ranging author and scholar, who

    was a librarian at the British Museum, writing under the anagram pen name of

    A.G. Trent, published an article titled The Soul and the Stars, giving the details

    and positive results of his astrological study into the charts of historical persons

    afflicted with insanity (see his E.B. 1911 bio). He wrote, quite sensibly, that we

    "fully admit that astral science is incompetent to explain the divergences of

    human constitution and character without a free use of the doctrine of heredity.

    Our contention is that the two theories complete each other, the latter accounting

    for the element of stability, the former for the element of variability." He went on

    to say, "We have appealed throughout to the testimony of facts of history and

    biography, partly astronomical observations derived from no more recondite

    source than the ordinary ephemeris. Any one can verify or disprove these

    observations in a moment by the same process; any one who will be at the

    trouble to search for examples can investigate the subject for himself." Although

    they had to protect their careers by writing under pen names, an increasing

    number of courageous and pioneering men and women did just that.

    The labor of a century of workers has been to learn how to read horoscopes in

    an accurate manner. A major step in this direction came with Alan Leo's 1911

    publication of *A Thousand and One Notable Nativities*. The best classic

    astrology writers clearly spent hours and hours poring over the planet positions

    of the subjects in this book, learning how to read their charts by synthesizing the

    placements and patterns of the planets.

    The answer as to why astrology revived first in Great Britain must lie in the

    prosperity of the nation at that time - with their basic needs met, individuals had

    the leisure time and resources to devote to understanding the human condition.

    During the same historical period, pioneers elsewhere, notably in Vienna, had

    discovered and were studying the unconscious mind from the psychoanalytic

    point of view.

    This horoscope draws upon the following interpretations:

    Alan Leo: Rising sign interpretations and planets conjunct the Ascendant.

    Sepharial: Planets in the houses.

    Evangeline Adams: Planets in the signs.

    Charles E.O. Carter: Aspects between the planets.

    John Halloran: Pluto in the signs and houses, aspects to Pluto.

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    As you read your horoscope, you will note that the classic interpretations tend to

    deal more with external forms and events than do the increasingly psychological

    and theoretical interpretations of more recent astrology. They are also not

    evasive about the planetary placements and aspects which produce trauma and

    difficulty. Most of us are affected deeply by events throughout the course of our

    lives. And it tends to be negative experiences that send people in search ofastrological guidance. Perhaps one of the finest services that an astrologer can

    perform for a client is to offer an explanation of a traumatic occurrence, an

    explanation which challenges the politically correct view that misfortune 'just


    The interpretations of the Planets in the Signs are the most different from what

    you will find in a typical brief cookbook-style delineation. But in addition to the

    thoroughness of these well-written delineations, the discussion of example charts

    of historical figures who had that planet-sign position teach us how the famous

    Evangeline Adams actually combined the planets in a chart to arrive at an overallsynthesis. This is a valuable skill to learn. To allow AstrolDeluxe program users

    to look at the charts of the historical figures discussed, I made sure that they are

    all included, usually with good birth times, in Halloran Software's Famous Charts

    collection. The data-collection process which Alan Leo began in 1911 with his

    publication in England of *1001 Notable Nativities* flowered with the thorough,

    careful work of the late Lois M. Rodden, assisted by members of ISAR and

    many astrological professionals. Now students in every corner of the earth can

    spend the quality time needed to learn astrology by easily looking at the relations

    between planets in a variety of accurate charts and comparing them to knownbiographies.

    I have edited and polished these interpretations, so that they are now different

    from the originals. In some cases, the astrology pioneers had the wrong birth or

    chart information for the historical figure. And it was fascinating to see how

    elements of a subject's life sometimes mystified the astrologer who did not yet

    have access to information about the planet Pluto, discovered in 1930. In all

    cases, Pluto completed the interpretation. These astrologers also did not know

    about aspect pattern focus planets, the interpretation of which Halloran Software

    has pioneered. When important to the understanding of an historical figure'schart, I have edited the discussion to make it complete.

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    The Classic horoscope template instructs the astrology program to consider a

    previous house planet to be in the next house if the planet is within four degrees

    of the house cusp. The interpretation for a planet in a house applies more

    strongly when the planet is near the house cusp. If the interpretation does not

    seem to apply, visual examination of the chart will usually show that while the

    planet is in that house, it is more towards the house's middle or end degrees,away from the cusp. Note that reports for unknown birth times are shorter

    because they omit readings for the rising sign or for house placements.

    A "Strength" number precedes each aspect interpretation towards the end of the

    reading. This number synthesizes how exact is the aspect, whether the aspect

    is major or minor, and whether an aspecting planet is close to one of the four

    chart angles. The higher the Strength, the more you are likely to feel the aspect

    and to live it out in your life.

    I envision the Classic British Horoscope as the first of many natal interpretation

    reports to work with the Astrology for Windows program, which is a free internetdownload. I enjoyed researching biographies and writing the Pluto

    interpretations. Halloran Software's Famous Charts collection of 5,000 charts,

    assisted by the search features in AstrolDeluxe, especially the new By Dominant

    search, helped to identify famous individuals with relevant biographies.

    Previously, I spent a gratifying nine months researching and writing a set of 392

    interpretations for the Halloran Aspect Patterns report, that works with

    AstrolDeluxe. If you have your own ideas about what should be in a horoscope

    report, you can open the classic.hro natal file, or the soultran.hro transits file,

    with a text editor like Windows Notepad and save it to a different name, such asallmine.hro, and then make all the substitutions that you want. Afterward, you

    can select to use your new file at Customization, Horoscope Report Options. It

    costs you nothing to do this. Your text can even be in a different world language.

    You can then decide whether to keep the resulting interpretations exclusively for

    your own use, to share them, or to let Halloran Software pay you for permission

    to encrypt your interpretations and sell them to registered program users.

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    Horoscope for Current Transits


    Rising Sign

    Libra Ascendant

    Libra was rising at your birth; a sign belonging to the element air and to the

    cardinal or movable quality. This gives you a courteous, gentle, affable and kind

    disposition. Your feelings and affections are strongly developed and are likely to

    play an important part in your life. You are able to make many friends; you

    associate easily with other people; the social side of your nature is active and

    your growth will best be served by cultivating it wisely. You will be less fortunate

    if you live alone or dissociate yourself from others. You have a refined mind, are

    fond of beauty and orderliness, with a taste for music or painting. Your

    surroundings influence you very much and you are not happy unless they are

    neat, elegant and harmonious. Your mind is susceptible of considerable

    cultivation especially in connection with the more imaginative and idealistic

    subjects; but you have more intuition than reason, and emotion and affection are

    more to you than cold intellect. You are rather fickle and changeable, your likes

    and dislikes vary a good deal, and your ideas change with your moods. You are

    not quite constant either to persons or to ideas, and you are likely to experience

    many changes in your life. Companionship, friendship, partnership, association,

    and marriage are the keynotes of your nature, and you will not attain to your

    fullest possibilities without them. Venus is the planet ruling the sign Libra.

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